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Veterans Affairs officers say there are real problems at the health care facilities.
JBLM crews fight Central Washington wildfires
JBLM National Guard troops are joining the battle against wildfires in Central Washington by pouring buckets of water to quell the flames.
Obama gives protection to gay and transgender workers
President Obama gave protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government on Monday.
JBLM may cut 16,000 soldiers
A new army report released Thursday outlines potential cuts at Joint Base Lewis-McChord that could result in a worst-case scenario of 16,000 fewer soldiers and a $17.4 million loss in tax income for Pierce and Thurston Counties.
Obama sends 300 military advisers to Iraq
President Obama announced today he is shipping 300 military advisers to Iraq to help the government in its battle against insurgents. Although the advisers aren’t combat troops, CNN analysts say it could be the first step towards broader military engagement.
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